Take a panoramic look back at the 2012 New York auto show

CNET Car Tech documents the 2012 NYIAS using the panoramic photo feature of Android 4.0.

Audi booth
Audi booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

As I unpacked my luggage on the night before the 2012 New York auto show, I made a very unfortunate discovery. I'd forgotten to bring my DSLR's charger and my camera's battery was dead. This wasn't a showstopper--we tend to cover these shows with the assistance of a dedicated photographer much better than I am--but it did mean that I'd be doing a bit of solo shooting with little more than my smartphone's camera.

Now, the HTC ThunderBolt 4G's camera is nothing to write home about, but with the aid of an app called Camera ICS for Android, I was able to take advantage of one of the coolest bits of Android 4.0 , the panoramic photo feature, without completely overhauling my phone. As I tapped the shutter button and panned horizontally, the app was able to stitch together an uber-wide-angle (approximately 180 degrees) view of the show floor. However, the result isn't exactly perfect. Blurring was an issue and people moving horizontally across the frame often appear incomplete or in multiple locations.

Check out all of the untouched panoramic photos that I shot below for an up-close look at how the app and camera combo performed, and be sure to check out all of our coverage of 2012 New York International Auto Show here.

Lotus booth
Lotus booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Ford booth
Ford booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Lexus booth
Lexus booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Scion booth
Scion booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Subaru booth
Subaru booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Jeep's interactive display
Jeep's interactive display (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Mercedes-Benz booth
Mercedes-Benz booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Kia booth
Kia booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Dodge booth/Chrylser booth
Dodge/Chrysler booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Mini booth
Mini booth (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Hyundai and Honda's booths
Hyundai and Honda's booths (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Press room
Press room (click for larger version) Antuan Goodwin/CNET

 

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